FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS


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Mr. Davede Alexander

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Mrs. QuaWanna Bannarbie

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Dr. Tracey Nicole Hayes

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Admiral Arthur Johnson, Jr.

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Captain Tasya Lacy

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Mrs. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Mrs. QuaWanna Bannarbie

Board Secretary, Leadership LINKS, Inc.

Member Location - Suffolk, VA

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QuaWanna has over 15 years of professional writing experience in both the corporate and private sector, specializing in administrative correspondence in support of non-profit start-ups and public service agencies.  She is an Adjunct Professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. She received training in the areas of grant writing and proposal development from Tidewater Community College’s Academy of Non-profit Excellence, as well as Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth. QuaWanna’s passion is to inspire personal growth and transform environments through her gifts, knowledge and abilities, helping others to achieve and live on purpose. QuaWanna received her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and admirably served as a Surface Warfare Officer. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Management from South University. QuaWanna currently resides in Hampton Roads, VA with her husband and children.

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Dr. Tracey Nicole Hayes

Research and Grant Writing, Leadership LINKS, Inc.

Member Location - Randleman, NC

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Dr. Hayes is a passionate advocate for equality in education. She is an entrepreneur, professional writer and editor at JHwriting+, assisting others in attaining their personal and professional goals. Her vision is to inspire by example, to encourage and uplift, and to raise expectations, ensuring academic success is not only anticipated, but required. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, completing 20 years of honorable service in the field of Human Resources. She received her Master’s degree in Human Relations with a concentration in Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. She earned her doctoral degree in Education from Capella University; her dissertation examined factors supporting the academic success of African American male adolescents. Nicole currently resides in Greensboro, NC with her husband of 22 years.

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Mr. Deronta Robinson

Project Management Office, Director

Member Location: High Point, NC

Deronta uses his gifts of leadership, work ethic, and love for education to help others reach their God-given potential. This is his passion concerning Leadership LINKS. He is a native of South Carolina. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served seven years as an Avionics Technician. While serving in the Marine Corps, he attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. He resides in High Point, NC with his wife, Natasha, and daughter.

Mrs. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Visionary Founder and Chairperson, Leadership LINKS, Inc.

Member Location - High Point, NC  

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Natasha is the author of A Sojourner's Truth: Choosing Freedom and Courage in a Divided World, Hope for Us (Nicene Creed) Bible study, and Mentor for Life. She is an inspirational speaker, leadership consultant, diversity and mentoring coach, and anti-human trafficking advocate. Her vision and passion for Leadership LINKS is to holistically develop transformative and redemptive servant leaders who are united in community and committed to invest in long-term generational and cultural change. Natasha received her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, served six years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and continued service in the federal government at the Department of Homeland Security. She graduated cum laude with a Master’s of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte. She is a wife and mother who resides in High Point, NC.